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Monster gearshift knobs (and vintage car pics...)
« on: June 23, 2008, 09:05:45 AM »
On Saturday I attended the MSRA "Back to the '50s" car show here in the Twin Cities.  It's the 2nd largest show of its kind in the world -- and takes up the entire Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul.  More vintage cars than you can possibly see in a day -- thousands of them (literally).

Several of the vendors there had the monster-head gear shift knobs that had been mentioned here previously -- and I got some pics and posted them on my flicker account.  I have more -- but have exceeded my account limit for the month -- so will post the close-up shots later and notify you in this thread when I do.  Turns out these were produced by Jimmy Flintstone -- and you can order 'em direct here: http://www.jimmyflintstonestudios.com/shifter_knobs.htm  $15.00 a pop.

I've known Jimmy for years through the resin model kit hobby -- and I guess he was at the car show -- but I never ran into him.  I damn near wore my legs out walking who knows how many miles to see as much of the show as possible --but the scariest thing was the horrendously unhealthy everything fried-on-a-stick fair food I consumed  that day.   I'm amazed I'm still alive!

You can see my pics of a display of the knobs -- and half the photos I took of the car show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/sets/72157605757505421/

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Re: Monster gearshift knobs (and vintage car pics...)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 09:45:05 AM »
I picked up the creature and big bad wolf off ebay for about $25 shipped for the pair, and really like them! I'm tmepted to pick up a ton more, cause I like the sculpting style.

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Re: Monster gearshift knobs (and vintage car pics...)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 12:16:22 PM »
Holy crap, he has a Stretch Monster one. Cool!
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Re: Monster gearshift knobs (and vintage car pics...)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 12:43:15 PM »
Which is the stretch monster?

He just has SO many cool ones. I love the big bad wolf I got, even though I'm a creech fan...

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Re: Monster gearshift knobs (and vintage car pics...)
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 01:04:44 PM »
Are there any pictures of these?
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